Crotalaria ferruginea Benth. (syn: Crotalaria bodinieri H.Lev.; Crotalaria ferruginea var. major Baker; Crotalaria ferruginea var. pilosissima (Miq.) Baker (ambiguous
synonym); Crotalaria ferruginea var. pilosissima Benth. (ambiguous synonym); Crotalaria lonchophylla Hand.-Mazz.; Crotalaria pilosissima Miq.; Crotalaria rufescens Franch.);  

Bangladesh; Bhutan; China; India; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal;
Philippines; Sri Lanka; Taiwan; Thailand; Vietnam
as per Catalogue of Life;

India (N) ; Andhra Pradesh ; Arunachal Pradesh; Assam; Bihar; Gujarat; Himachal Pradesh; Karnataka ; Manipur; Meghalaya; Nagaland; Orissa; Rajasthan; Sikkim; Tripura ; Uttar Pradesh; West Bengal and other countries as per ILDIS;


Erect branched herbs, silky pubescent. Leaves to 5.5 x 1.5 cm, oblong, obovate, apex obtuse, apiculate, base cuneate, pubescent; petiole 1 mm, stipule 0.5 cm, lanceolate, ciliate. Racemes lax, 6-8 flowered; flowers yellow, pedicels 0.5 cm; sepals connate at the base, 1.5 cm, lanceolate, tomentose; keel sepal linear; standard petal 17 x 8 mm, orbicular; wings 10 x 5 mm, oblong, obtuse; keel united, 1.5 cm long, enclosing the stamens and pistil; anthers dimorphic, larger 3 mm, smaller 0.3 mm; ovary 4 mm, oblong, style constricted at the bent, 1.3 cm long, puberulus, stigma oblique. Pod 3 x 1 cm, oblong, glabrous, shining; seeds many.

Flowering and fruiting: December-February
Dry deciduous forests
Indo-Malesia
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi)

 

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SK 2336 21 December 2019 : 12 posts by 2 authors. 10 images- 5 to 7 mb each.

Location: Nagarkot, Bhaktapur
Date: 24 October 2019
Elevation: 2076m.

Habitat: Wild
Crotalaria prostrata Rottler ex Willd. ??


Looks different from Crotalaria prostrata Willd. 
Keys in Flora of Bhutan at Crotalarialead me to (15. C. ferruginea Bentham), 16 (16. C. humifusa Bentham) & 17 (17. C. acicularis Bentham)
I am ignoring the following on further checking these at
Crotalaria humifusa Benth. as per details herein &
Crotalaria acicularis at FOC illustration, POWO  Florida plants  YDHVN
I think it is close to Crotalaria ferruginea as per
GBIF  High resolution specimen  BGO  YDHVN


Thank you …!
Crotalaria ferruginea Graham ex Benth.


 

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